By Rod Adams and Andrea Jennetta
We’re not sure when nuclear energy became a litmus test for political identification in the U.S. But we do know that it is high time Democrats embraced nuclear energy — and supported mining the uranium that fuels it — because nuclear energy can address many of the basic concerns that have shaped our liberalism.
Above everything else, Democrats value people. Are passionate about people. Not corporations. Not profits. But people, in all their glorious diversity. Democrats believe that the average middle-class American deserves a decent job with living wages, access to health care and a solid education, to marry the person they fall in love with and a safe environment in which to live and prosper.
Adams publishes Atomic Insights on the web, is a former nuclear submarine engineer officer and works as an engineer/analyst for B&W mPower Inc. in Lynchburg. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Babcock & Wilcox Company. Jennetta is the owner and president of International Nuclear Associates Inc., publisher of Fuel Cycle Week, based in Washington, D.C.